Jan Davidsz de Heem (artist)|
Dutch, 1606 - 1683/1684
Vase of Flowers, c. 1660
oil on canvas
overall: 69.6 x 56.5 cm (27 3/8 x 22 1/4 in.) framed: 90.1 x 77.8 cm (35 1/2 x 30 5/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Fund
Object 5 of 8
Conservation NotesThe support, a medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with irregularly spun threads, has been lined with the tacking margins trimmed. Cusping is visible along all edges.
Paint is applied over a thin, smooth off-white ground in thin, liquid layers blended wet into wet. Outer flowers are painted over the dark background, while the central bouquet is painted directly over the white ground. The red-and-white poppy is painted over a light green underlayer. Reserves were left for details when final glazes were applied. Thin glazes are slightly abraded. Small losses in the background have been retouched. No major treatment has been carried out since acquisition.
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